Swingles vs Swindles - What's the difference?

swingles | swindles |


As verbs the difference between swingles and swindles

is that swingles is (swingle) while swindles is (swindle).

As nouns the difference between swingles and swindles

is that swingles is while swindles is .

swingles

English

Verb

(head)
  • (swingle)
  • Noun

    (head)

  • swingle

    English

    Etymology 1

    Verb

    (swingl)
  • to beat or flog, especially for extracting the fibres from flax stalks; to scutch
  • * 1858 , John Harland (editor), The House and Farm Accounts of the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe Hall, in the County of Lancaster ,
  • The first operation in dressing flax is to swingle or beat it, in order to detach it from the harle or skimps.
  • To beat off the tops of (weeds) without pulling up the roots.
  • (Forby)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An implement used to separate the fibres of flax by beating them; a scutch
  • Etymology 2

    Verb

    (swingl)
  • To dangle; to wave hanging.
  • (Johnson)
  • (obsolete, UK, dialect) To swing for pleasure.
  • Anagrams

    *

    swindles

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (swindle)
  • Anagrams

    * wildness * windless